Sergei Magnitsky’s widow Natalia and son Nikita are joined by parliamentarians at an Ottawa news conference on November 1, 2017, to mark the adoption of Bill S-226. The so-called ‘Magnisky’ law allows Canada to target human-rights violators in other countries with sanctions. Magnitsky was killed in a Russian prison in 2009 after accusing Russian officials of tax fraud and corruption on behalf of his client Bill Browder, who is also in attendance at the news conference.
Bill S-226 received royal assent on October 18, 2017. (no interpretation)